Internet Time Machine

The Online Dating Profile I Wish I Could Write

What if I told you I just fled an abusive marriage — and I’m afraid

Maggie Haukka
Human Parts
Published in
4 min readFeb 4, 2019


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This story is part of the Internet Time Machine, a collection about life online in the 2010s.

II am afraid of you. I’m afraid you’ll rape me, or hurt me, or play with my mind. I’m sorry…